If you want to hear J.S.Watts reading her poetry and prose live, or attend one of her workshops, check out the events below.

2023 Readings and Events

Weds 13 Apr 7.30pm (Poetry)                     Sudbury Cafe Poets                                                         Quaker Meeting House, 22 Friars Street, Sudbury, Suffolk

Weds 3 May 7.30pm (story telling)             True Stories Told Live                                                        NCI Centre, Holland St., Cambridge

Fri 12 May 8pm (Poetry)                              Ware Poets                                                                      Ware Arts Centre. Kibes Lane, Ware, Herts, SG12 7BS      
£5 (concessions £4)

Sat 3 June 3.25pm approx (poetry)             Strawberry Fair                                                                Wild Strawberries Stage, Midsummer Common, Cambridge

Thurs 27 Jul 3pm (Poetry)                            Hitchin Festival - Halsey's Deli                                      10-11 Market Place, Hitchin, Herts, SG5 1DS
£15 (includes price of a drink)

Thurs 28 Sept 6.30pm (Poetry)                   Live Lit Jam #4: Movie Night                              Room 117, Coslett Building, ARU, East Road, Cambridge, CB1 1PT

Thurs 5 Oct 3.30pm (Poetry)                        National Poetry Day - Refuge                                        Baldock Library, Simpson Drive, Baldock, SG7 6DH

J.S. Watts with Richard Cook, Nick Barraclough, Michelle Shepherd-Barron, Al Dixon and Phil Meyler at True Stories Told Live (Cambridge) - May 2023 (photo by Steve Reynolds)

2022 Readings and Events

Events are still a bit limited this year in terms of public readings and events because of COVID 19. Keep checking back from time to time as circumstances change.

Weds 10 Jan (poetry & photography)           W.I Event                                                                                                                    (Private Event)

Sun 6 Feb 4pm - 5.10pm (prose)                  Fiction Fix                                                                                                                        online

Sun 20 Feb 1pm-4pm (prose)              Three Local Authors - Book Signing                         Iron Horse Ranch House, High Street, Market Deeping PE6 8EB

Weds 2 Mar 7.30pm (story telling)              True Stories Told Live                                                                                                       Cambridge
Sat 7 May 2.30pm  - 3pm (talk, poetry & prose)    Hertfordshire Book Festival                                     Panel Gazebo,  Hertford Castle Grounds SG14 1HR   FREE
also Author Market  11am - 4pm                                                                                                               Author Market Stalls Hertford Castle Grounds

Sat 11 June 3.30pm (poetry)                           Strawberry Fair                                                             Wild Strawberries Stage, Midsummer Common, Cambridge

Sat 9 July 12 midday (poetry & prose)         Oundle  Fringe Festival - My Writing Life                                       Oundle Library, Glapthorn Road, Oundle, PE8 4JA                                                    
Tues 19 July (poetry & photography)           W.I Event                                                                                                                      (Private Event)

Weds 7 Sept (poetry & photography)           W.I Event                                                                                                                      (Private Event)

Thurs 22 Sept 7.30pm (poetry)                     Shout or Whisper                                                                                The Vic, 1 Ickleford Road, Hitchin, SG5 1TJ

Thurs 6 Oct 3.30pm (poetry)                    "Poetry In Its Environment" - Celebrating National Poetry Day      Baldock Library, Simpson Drive, Baldock, SG7 6DH
Tickets £1.00

Tues 13 Dec 7pm (poetry)                         Live Lit Jam #2: The Winter's Tale                         The Lightfoot Room, Divinity School, St. John's College, Cambridge

J.S.Watts with John Tarrow at the Herts Book Festival in Hertford, May 2022

J.S.Watts reading at Stevenage Festival, June  2019 as part of Parnassus poetry (photo with thanks to Chris Ripple)

J.S.Watts reading at The 1000 Monkeys, Guildford - 4th June 2018
(Photograph by Janice Dempsey)

J.S.Watts reading at the Feminist Poetry Jamboree, "Holding The Line", Kings Cross, London - 8th April 2017
(Photograph by Cathy Pyle)                                                                           

                                                             J.S.Watts reading at the book launch for "Years Ago You Coloured Me" - 29th March 2016

J.S.Watts performing at Beast and Bards, Cambridge - 21st February 2015
(photograph by Matt Widgery)

J.S.Watts performing at Rhythms of the World, Hitchin -  2nd August 2014

J.S.Watts reading at Scribal Gathering, Stony Stratford - March 2013
      J.S.Watts reading at the Winter Into Spring event in support of Bassingbourn Book Cafe - 10th February 2012

                                  J.S.Watts reading in Royston Library as part of the 2011 Royston Arts Festival  - 30th September 2011